The Lit League (book club with disability intersections) has decided on January’s read, y’all!
Good Kings, Bad Kings, by Susan Nussbaum
What’s it About?
Bellwether Award winner Susan Nussbaum’s powerful novel invites us into the lives of a group of typical teenagers—alienated, funny, yearning for autonomy—except that they live in an institution for juveniles with disabilities. This unfamiliar, isolated landscape is much the same as the world outside: friendships are forged, trust is built, love affairs are kindled, and rules are broken. But those who call it home have little or no control over their fate. Good Kings Bad Kings challenges our definitions of what it means to be disabled in a story told with remarkable authenticity and in voices that resound with humor and spirit.
Everyone voted. Let’s do it.
This book should be easy to get your hands on. It’s available for free in public libraries, linked here on Amazon (which also includes Kindle and Audible for those who listen to their books) and on Barnes & Noble (includes Nook).